Camilla Gibb is the author of four novels: Mouthing the Words, The Petty Details of So-and- So’s Life, Sweetness in the Belly and The Beauty of Humanity Movement.
She was the winner of the Trillium Book Award in 2006, a Scotiabank Giller Prize short list nominee in 2005, winner of the City of Toronto Book Award in 2000 and the recipient of the CBC Canadian Literary Award for short fiction in 2001. Her books have been published in 18 countries and translated into 14 languages and she was named by the jury of the prestigious Orange Prize as one of 21 writers to watch in the new century.
Camilla was born in London, England, and grew up in Toronto. She has a B.A. in anthropology and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Toronto, completed her Ph.D. in social anthropology at Oxford University in 1997, and spent two years at the University of Toronto as a post-doctoral research fellow before becoming a full-time writer.
Camilla has been writer-in-residence at the University of Toronto and the University of
Alberta. She is currently an adjunct faculty member of the graduate creative writing programs at the University of Guelph-Humber and the University of Toronto, and is the Barker Fairley Distinguished Visitor at the University of Toronto this fall. She is at work on a memoir and a new novel.